An afternoon of cake

Cake! I don’t think there’s a better topic of conversation for a Friday afternoon. I love cake. I always have. I always will.

This afternoon I had to go to the post office to renew my passport. The post office is near my favourite cake parlour, Cherry Cakes.

cherry cakes

I’d planned to go straight to the post office without so much as looking in the direction of Cherry Cakes. I made it Continue reading


Marrying abroad or in the UK

EVERYONE has an opinion about what makes a good wedding. Friends, family, the lady in the shop up the road, and even the horse farrier were all happy to share their ideas about what we should do for our big day.

Being newly engaged and not really having a clue about weddings, we were keen to listen.

‘You should go abroad,’ my friend Lisa said. ‘It’s great. No Stress. Nice and relaxed.’ Lisa and her husband married in Mexico. With white sand, blue sea and beautiful weather, it was a stunning setting for a wedding.


‘Sand,’ I replied. ‘I’ve got a thing about getting sand in my toes.’

‘You don’t have to worry about that. They picked me up on one of those buggy things and took me to the ceremony.’

I couldn’t Continue reading